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Saw 3D: New Teaser Trailer, New Release Date And More

The Saw 3D trailer has arrived on IGN and it certainly makes due on the film’s tagline; it’s eye-popping. Lionsgate is still working the 3D angle packing this quick clip with a whole bunch of metal stakes, saws and anything else that might result in some bloodshed and throwing them in your direction. It’s nothing spectacular, it’s nothing bad, it’s just what you’d expect from a 3D horror film.

The more interesting elements of the trailer are the text and the actual footage. First off, the footage; yes, they’re new traps, but they’re all pretty much the same – cages, pointy objects, etc. Well, all expect for one. It seems as though one of Jigsaw’s 11 traps in the new installment will have an audience and I’m not talking about one guy peeping through a hole in the wall.

The trailer’s text is big news. “Every master craftsman – and all true geniuses – always save their best – for last.” Yes, it’s true. Saw 3D will be the franchise’s final film. USA Today (opens in new tab) found out that on Friday, producer and star Tobin Bell will announce at the film’s Comic-Con footage presentation that the Saw series will come to an end. His co-producer, Oren Koules, said, “We have told the story we wanted to tell, and this is going to be a great farewell."

Sad, but it’s true and you know what that means – they’ve got to go out with a serious bang. Saw 3D was just re-edited so its rating could be reduced from NC-17 to R and another producer, Mark Burg, is surprised they achieved that. "It's more violent than any of them. But it's in 3-D, it answers all the questions, it comes full circle. We have the goods on this one."

Now, to top it all off, Shock Till You Drop has got word that you’ll have to wait an extra week to see Saw 3D because its release date is being pushed back from October 22nd to October 29th. It’s always been a Saw tradition for the new film to hit theaters not on Halloween weekend, but the weekend before. I’m guessing the Paranormal Activity sequel has a little something to do with the switch because if Saw 3D had stuck with its original date, that’s the film it’d be up against, which could be detrimental to both. It’s really a lose-lose situation for Saw because it’s still going to have to face another film in the genre, Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take. My Soul to Take certainly poses less of a threat, but it can still steal some of Saw 3D’s thunder. Saw VI underperformed last year when it had practically nothing standing in its way.

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